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The Correlation Between Thoughts And Anxiety Levels Of The Nursing Students About Covid-19
  • Sibel serçe,
  • Özlem OVAYOLU,
  • Nimet OVAYOLU
Sibel serçe

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Gaziantep University
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Sanko Universitesi
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AIM: This study was conducted to determine the correlation between thoughts and anxiety levels of the student nurses about the new type of coronavirus (COVID-19). METHOD: The descriptive study was conducted the sample was composed of 346 nursing students who were voluntary to participate in the study. While the study population consisted of all students, Before starting the study, necessary permissions were obtained from the Ministry of Health, Ethics Committee, and the relevant Institution. The data were collected online with the Questionnaire and State Anxiety Inventory (SAI). RESULTS: It was determined that 98.6% of the students knew about COVID-19, 87.3% knew the diagnostic methods, all of them knew the measures to be taken to protect from COVID-19 and obeyed these measures, 46.2% applied the social distance rule, 98.8% stayed away from crowded environments, and 98.6% comply with the call to “stay at home”. 73.1% of the students experienced stress due to this virus, 95.7% had concerns about the future, 82.7% believed that their education was affected negatively, and 67.9% believed that their quality of life was affected negatively. It was determined that SAI mean scores was 46.4±9.2 and there was a correlation between SAI mean scores with the gender, chronic disease in the family, taking disinfectant, keeping food stock, obeying the call to stay at home, having stress, and believing that education and quality of life were negatively affected (p<0.05). CONCLUSION: It was found that the students experienced “moderate” level anxiety, had sufficient knowledge about COVID-19 and complied with protection rules, but most of them had concerns about the future, and their education lives and quality of lives were negatively affected. In line with these results, it may be recommended to evaluate and support the anxiety levels of the students during online education process.